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The Roof Gardens closes its doors after 37 years

The Roof Gardens. Copyright David Hawgood

Virgin Limited Edition has announced that The Roof Gardens has closed its doors. The company, part of Sir Richard Branson’s collection of  retreats and luxury hotels, has occupied the venue as a tenant since 1981.

“For over 35 years it has played a key part in the London nightlife scene, showcasing top DJs and live musical talent from across the decades as well as hosting numerous events, showbiz parties, award ceremonies, weddings and dinners in its award winning restaurant Babylon,” read a statement on the company website.

The decision, Virgin Limited Edition has said, is based on an ever changing London market. “The Roof Gardens has stood the test of time but in the face of unpredictable market conditions and a challenge to remain profitable, we feel that the time has come for us to close our doors,” the statment added.

Virgin Limited Edition said The Roof Gardens will continue to be one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary landmarks and look forward to seeing what’s next for this beautiful venue.